Masato Sugano

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Minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules (PMNs) are asymptomatic, small nodules that are occasionally detected in surgical or autopsy specimens. Recent improvements in tumor imaging and the increased use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest have led to the early detection of these pulmonary nodules in various clinical settings, often before(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperinflation (HI) is performed following open endotracheal suctioning (OES), whose goals include: to stimulate a cough, recover oxygenation and improve compliance. However, it may also induce unintended consequences, including: lung stress and strain, failure to maintain high distending pressure, and subsequently cycling recruitment and(More)
Introduction Fibrinolytic shutdown plays a pivotalrole in the pathogenesis of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We tested the hypothesis that the levels of thrombin activatable fi brinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) are not suffi cient to overcome fi brinolytic shutdown, thus contributing to MODS and the(More)
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